New Outlook Volume 69

New Outlook Volume 69

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... was all put down in the hold. "Long in the afternoon I went ashore and got the folks, and we went home, for I had to do the chores about sundown. The women was consid'ble scared, but they didn't mind after we beat. The girls? Oh, yes, they died long ago, long ago. I'm the only one left now of all the foiks. My boy, out here, is goin' on severity." There was a gentle, indescribable pathos in his voice as the thought of long-made graves, afar in the shadow of his boyhood hills, beside the shining lake, for a moment banished in its tenderness the soldier sternness aroused by the memory of battle and blood. "Well, when we got home, I put up the horses. We felt worried about father. I told you he was orderly sergeant. We knew he had been in the fight somewhere on shore, but not just where nor what had happened to him. While the British vessels was comin' up the lake to the bay, the British army was marchin' along the western shore towards Plattsburg. They got there just about the time the vessels got into the bay. General Macoinb commanded our troops. As we had only about a thousand men, it looked as if the British would have a pooty easy time of it. They seemed to think so, anyway. The trouble was, the river run right through Plattsburg. Our folks fortified the further side, and the British knew a lot of them would be killed if they tried to git across. Of course they had to git across somehow and take our forts. So they pretended to be makin' an attack in front along the river. But that was just a blind. While they was pretendin' to get ready for battle in the town, they sent a lot of soldiers, out of sight in the woods, up stream to cross the river at the bridge or at the ford in the woods, and come down on our side and...show more

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  • Paperback | 722 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,266g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803582
  • 9781236803580